Archive for 'Dates'

64. Thai Pepper

If I ordered the posts I write based on how much I like a place, Thai Pepper near the corner of Laurel and College in Fort Collins would be much higher. However, it’s good to save some gems for the future, and Thai Pepper is number 64. Based on the people I know, I feel [...]

63. Music at the Griffin Concert Hall

Last night I went to see the live taping of etown at the Griffin Concert Hall at Colorado State University.  I really had no idea what an amazing performance I was in for.  I have never actually listened to the show, which airs weekly on NPR around the country. I really only new that Josh [...]

58. Northern Colorado Corn Maze

A visit to the Northern Colorado Corn Maze is a perfectly suited outing for the month of October. Bring the kids out during the day for plenty of fun activities or plan to be spooked during the night as you wind your way through a giant maze of fully grown corn. During the day visitors [...]

55. Breakfast at Rainbow Restaurant

When John Gunther stated that, “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” I think he had the Rainbow Restaurant in mind. I discovered another Fort Collins gem today when I visited the Rainbow Restaurant. Quaint, local,  charming, vegetarian friendly, and welcoming are some of the first words that come to mind when I think of [...]

53. $1 Pints and Savory Bar-B-Que at Mo Jeaux’s

I had heard rumors of a cool, down-to-earth Fort Collins bar offering $1 pints of anything on tap every Wednesday night. Today I discovered that the rumors of cheap beer were only scratching the surface. Not only can you get $1 pints of anything on tap every Wednesday night at Mo Jeaux’s from 9-12pm. There [...]

49. Visit the CSU Flower Garden

The CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden is a must do for your list. Particularly if you’re looking for a way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Fort Collins without an agenda. Of course if you’re a flower lover or a horticulturalist, you probably know much more about the Flower Garden than I do. If you [...]

43. Grab a Red Tea Latte at Happy Lucky’s Teahouse

Relaxing, sensory, cultural, enriching, and welcoming are just a few of the words I can think of to describe Happy Lucky’s Teahouse and Treasures. The combination of Cambodian handicrafts, appeasing music, and a unique selection of teas from all over the world provide a wonderful respite to study or chat with a friend. After spending [...]

42. See a Show at the Aggie Theatre

We’ll kick off the live music venue category with the Aggie Theatre. Though most would consider its 650 person occupancy limit to be a pretty intimate, it’s our 2nd largest indoor live music venue. Only the Lincoln Center’s Performance Hall is bigger. As with most turn of the century Old Town buildings, the Aggie has an interesting history. Built in 1906, [...]

41. Visit Watson Lake and the Fish Hatchery

Just north of Bellvue you’ll find a beautiful state forest area known as Watson lake. This 70 acre lake is right next to the Poudre river and also has a state fish hatchery next to it. The views are awesome. The west face of a huge hogback provides an gorgeous red rock backdrop. There are [...]

38. Visit South by Southwest and Zephyr Cellars

  Check out Fort Collins’ only winery-tasting room! Located inside South by Southwest folk art store is a tasting room for Zephyr Cellars, formerly known as Trail Ridge Winery and formerly located in Loveland. Zephyr is a true Colorado winery, the grapes come from the Western Slope and owner Tim Merrick makes the wine here on [...]